Feeding eligibility - Disability tax credit (DTC)
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For some people, eating or preparing food can be a challenge even with the help of appropriate therapy, medication, and devices. The DTC aims to offset some of the costs related to an impairment by reducing the amount of income tax you may have to pay.
Eligibility for the DTC is based on the effects of an impairment, not a diagnosis or the presence of a medical condition.
Example of someone who may be eligible
Olga lost a limb and needs help to eat
Olga lives by herself.
Last year, she had an upper limb amputation. Olga now has a caregiver to help prepare her meals and feed her.
Olga applied for the DTC. As a result of the information provided by the medical practitioner on the application form, she is now eligible for the tax credit because she is not able to feed herself.
Eligibility criteria checklist
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If you’re not sure you qualify
You may still apply even if you're not sure. We base your eligibility on the information given by your medical practitioner.
If you have impairments in 2 categories
You may be eligible for the DTC under the cumulative effect of significant limitations. This combines the effects of 2 limitations to be equivalent to a marked restriction in 1 category (does not include life-sustaining therapy).
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